The Haughwout Building, Soho Manhattan. One of the most beautiful of the many cast iron facades there. Originally used as a store selling fine household china. Mrs Abraham Lincoln bought a huge set to the White House, without consulting with Abraham...
It was a trailblazing project: the building installed the world's first successful passenger elevator on March 23, 1857, a hydraulic lift designed for the building by Elisha Graves Otis. It cost $300, had a speed of .67 feet per second (0.20 m/s), and was powered by a steam-engine installed in the basement. Although the five-story structure was no taller than other buildings of the time, and did not actually require an elevator, Haughwout knew that people would come to see the new novelty, and stay to buy merchandise.
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rbassin (13293) 2013-10-07 11:05
une superbe composition, un travail de précision.
Le rendu est mangifique avec des éléments ā la fois répétitifs et montrant des aspects différents.
mesutilgim (72944) 2013-10-07 11:20
Very nic b&w capture with good layout and great graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
goodwill (4879) 2013-10-07 11:29
A beautiful tight crop, Goran.
Creativity......in B&W, well there are black tones, white tones and grey tones too.
williewhistler (9829) 2013-10-07 11:43
the rows of windows are a fine subject for your mono treatment.
Contrast and clarity is first rate in an imaginatively composed photograph.
boa (4605) 2013-10-07 12:57
jag var tvungen att kommentera det här fotot också. Min första tanke var att det påminner om omslaget på Led Zeppelins "Psysical graffiti" :) Snyggt exponerat och superskarpt. Jag gillar det upprepande mönstret i fasaden som endast bryts av klockan. Snyggt foto som skulle passa att ha hemma på väggen.
worldcitizen (5615) 2013-10-07 17:26
I recognized this building right away. It's certainly beautiful. I like your tight crop, and the reflections in the windows. The B/W is perfect, and the repeating arched windows are so elegant. There is also a wonderful symmetry in your presentation, with the clock exactly in the center. Very nice! :-)
Kofman (2062) 2013-10-08 3:30
Magnifique effet de la symétrie et de l'ordre dans la composition de cette photo. En plus le choix de blanc et noir donne l'uniformité et l'harmonie dans cette image d'un BUILDING d'autrefois.
siudzi (27701) 2013-10-08 9:52
this is truly impressive capture with strong graphical composition which created a fantastic visual effect. Love it! For me it's really superb work!
dkmurphys (42449) 2013-10-08 10:21
Spectacular composition. This detail of the impressive facade is very attractive. Well tKen.
Silvio1953 (105427) 2013-10-08 10:31
Ciao Goran, lovely composition with fantastic facade, nice repetition of elements, excellent clarity, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (18566) 2013-10-08 11:20
beautiful and elegant graphism, masterful cropping and monochrome treatment. The repeating patterns are very attractive, they look alike but each of them is unique due to the reflections it hosts. While observing them and moving from one to another, we get aware of a captivating rhythm. The first impression of uniformity is also challenged by a magnificent play of grey tones. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best,
yquem46 (35304) 2013-10-08 12:24
An amazing building affording an unexpected strong graphism
Well spotted and exploited
saxo042 (33900) 2013-10-08 13:39
Den här bilden är ett riktigt grafiskt konstverk, ypperligt beskuret och och korrigerat med avseende på all linjer. Mycket välobserverat och bra fångat på bild.
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-10-09 9:13
This mono conversion mono extremely works conveying your intention and straight on focus on the strong repeated shapes and patterns on the tight frame and hard to escape without any distraction. Clarity is good with excellent tonal contrast and the detail is subtle and razor sharp too. A fine shot with excellent narratives too, Congrats
rigoletto (32752) 2013-10-12 1:48
thankfully this one received a good bunch of appreciation. a good crop on architectural details, repetitive graphism of arches, a clock, a flag and a "bebe" :) in a nice b&w square with a bold use of vignette. you might be using picasa?
sevy (14267) 2013-10-17 4:44
A geometric and graphic shot. The perspective is straigh what is very important in this kind of shot.
The B&W is then increasing the strengh of the pattern.
adores (30805) 2013-10-20 3:36
A very good composition. I really like the graphism here. The clock is perfect in the middle of all these windows and the reflections add a lot. B&w seems really the best choice!
mjw364 (6142) 2013-11-04 7:26
I like this. Great exposure and great tonal range in b n w. Nice reflections too. But what attracted my eye to it as I scrolled down your gallery was that my mind asked me the question (which I am now asking you) "is that the building from the cover of Led Zeppelin's Physical Grafitti?"
It certainly reminds me of it.